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over using drones in the east bay. good afternoon, i'm tori campbell. >>> a debate over drones is heating up in alameda county. new at noon, allie rasmus joins us live in oakland to explain what the sheriffs want to do with the drones and why the aclu opposes the plan. >> reporter: well, today, the alameda county supervisors were supposed to consider whether to allow the sheriff's office to buy a drone or as the sheriff says, he prefers to call it, an unmanned aerial device. but the item was taken off the supervisors' agenda, just as a couple of civil liberties groups had a press conference expressing concerns. the alameda county sheriff's office unveiled what they might purchase, this device. in the past month, alameda county received around $31,000 in state grant money to buy an unmanned aerial system known to some as a drone. the devices have live hd quality video and infrared capability. and that's raising the concerns of civil liberties groups. >> we have nothing on paper that will bind the sheriff and accountability methods to prevent privacy issues. so we should not be r
michelle le. live outside the courthouse tara moriarty also it us know she will be behind bars for a long time. >> reporter: 25 years to life is what giselle esteban received. after the 25 years, it will be up to the department of corrections to decide if he is he is could get out on parole. >> it is not what is right but it is the most they can do and we -- we are just glad that some form of justice has been served. >> reporter: cameras were not allowed in the courtroom but we caught up immediately with michelle le's family after giselle esteban's sentencing. >> i want everybody to know how much michelle le impacted our family, christine and i and we will try to live our lives trying to do enough good while she is not with us. >> reporter: the judge said giselle esteban never showed a hint of remorse. >> we always said she felt no remorse, just stared directly at our family with a blank stair so it was good he pointed that out. >> reporter: prosecutors said giselle esteban killed 26-year- old michelle le in may 2011 in the misguided believe she was having a romantic relationship with the
us live from outside of the courthouse in san francisco to explain what was at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, tori. well, what was at stake today was a civil case. but there was no decision made today here inside san francisco federal court. on the case of johannes mehserle and other officers involved in the shooting of oscar grant during a new year's party a few years ago. now, attorneys for anthony p. eroni and johannes mehserle argued they should be offered immunity because they argued the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- ca
elementary, right next door. janine de la vega was the first reporter on the scene and joins us live with an update about the traffic situation there. >> reporter: the road just opened up within the past hour, because deputies did not find a bomb here at monta vista high school. at this hour they are following up on leads trying to track down who is responsible for making a threat against the teacher and the school. >>> from chopper 2 you can see deputies around monta vista high school and a bomb sniffing dog on campus, authorities say after 6:30 this morning a school official found graffiti on a wall. >> it was a specific threat here and the bomb was planted here. >> here is a picture circulating among students, it says i planted a bomb to kill and then it names the teacher. students say he teaches there and is disturbed. >> i was shocked. so shocked. he is a nice teacher, he doesn't deserve something like this to happen to him. >> kind of scary because you couldn't think they would have problems with bomb threats and things like that. >> the cordoned off two blocks around the schoo
at the macy's department store in the broadway plaza. new at noon, paul chambers joins us live to explain what was taken and how this could happen during the busy holiday season. good afternoon, paul. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. now, this is a story we've been working on since this morning. we're still working on it and trying to get more information. at this macy's store right here in walnut creek, it's the women and children's store. we have very limited information. bur here's what we know. yellow tape still surrounds the area where police say a perp or people broke into the macy's store at 3:15 this morning. apparently, the criminals broke the glass windows to two separate doors before ending up inside greking -- breaking through the plate glass and steeling -- stealing jewelry. macy's would not allows inside. but i counted four cameras and police will review it today. we are awaiting a statement from macy's. but senator a major statement that needs to be answered -- but there is a major statement that needs to be answered. the alarm i hope to have more on that at 5:00. we come back
more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -- on the grounds. when police arrived, they found a manner in a car shot. paramedics tried to revive him. but he died on the scene. after talking to a couple of witnesses they've determined some sort of confronta
at noon, ktvu's claudine wong joins us live to explain who is in custody and the team effort it took to track them down. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon. three men from vallejo behind bars at this hour for a series of robberies that took place here at the toll plaza. the chp said the robbers would pull up to the booth in ski masks, get out of the car, pull out a weapon and demand money. it happened at least ten times, starting at the end of 2011 through may of 2012. an estimated 5,000 stolen. >> i think it was a crime of opportunity. >> reporter: this man says he figured out who the suspects were in august. david more rales was already behind bars for a different crime. christopher miller was arrested last wednesday in fair field. yesterday morning, 43-year-old robert white was arrested for a traffic stop in vallejo. napa found evidence of the robberies while serving search warrants in a different investigation. >> during the search warrants on those residences, we found evidence of other crimes in several different counties. >> we found associates of those peop
meteorologist mark tamayo with us. >> here is brian flores. >> reporter: you can see, behind me, as they are heading into the city, traffic is moving nicely. a 3-car are accident caused some major accidents. >> major injury accident causing massive delays into main county and now it is -- into marin county. >> reporter: that was after 8:00. that was a car traveling southbound and crashed into two cars headed in the opposite direction. chp said no major injuries reported in the accident. traffic was literally at a stand still. northbound traffic was stopped completely and southbound traffic was stopped intermittently while they stopped the accident. >> they were not moving anywhere. and they were running out of gas or their batteries died and we were headed towards the accident. traffic was at a crawl. they had to make changes to the work day or where they were going and they were running very late. >> i am like 30, 40 minutes late. >> i think every time, it is starting to be rainy, it is crazy, every time. >> it will slow us down. but it will not stop us. >> we are out this the
advertisers access your personal photos. >>> the unusual method police say thieves used to steal from a store in concord this morning. and this was the second such crime in this area. good afternoon, i'm tori campbell. a car was driven right into a game stop store overnight. and police say it was part of a smash and grab robbery. brian floyd joins us to explain the specific items targeted. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. this particular game stop was hit in the early morning hours. but at this hour, you can see that the store remains closed by this sign right here, it will be closed until further notice. and the windows that the car went through are also boarded up right now. they're expected to be replaced pretty soon. we're live here at the clayton valley shopping center. but according to concord police, the car which is a silver honda crashed through here around 4:00 a.m. the store alarm went off and police arrived. the driver was nowhere to be seen. further investigation has revealed that the car may have actually been stolen from redwood city. and i
of patients with us. >> hospital officials were not disciplining the nurse over the incident and said she had worked with them for more than four years and well-respected among her colleagues. the radio personalities apologized for the planning the following day. these are pictures from the website. they deleted their twitter accounts and will not return to the airwaves until further notice. they provoked a lot of furry and continuing to promote the hoax and calling it the planning the world is talking about before replaying clips of the recording. the facebook page was bombarded from comments from outraged users. >> you can post your opinion. live from the newsroom, i am tara moriarty. >> thanks, tara. >>> new at noon, potential homeowners are lining up by the hundreds right now to take advantage of $5 million in down payment assistance. wells fargo is giving out $20,000 grants to home buyers in nine bay area cities. this is between wells fargo over fair lending claims. right now, they are lining up at the hotel to find out if they qualify. >> we have more than 700 registered. and registrati
, but we feel that they should at least come back and negotiate with us. >> the hospitals say they have rehired replacement nurses to strike. >>> four firefighters responded to a house fire this christmas eve morning. two were shot and killed and two others were wounded. it appears it was a trap. the gunman fired at the firefighters when they arrived at the burning house in webster which near rochester. it kept firefighters were battling the fire and the gunman was later found dead at the scene. >>> the weather is cooperating at bay area airports but the lines inside may cause a bit of a problem. you may want to give yourself extra time if you are flying on christmas eve. >>> and here is more specifics. we will tell you more about this home as it was caught on video, stay with us. . >>> welcome back, well do you happen to know this guy? he is captured on surveillance cameras taking a package off of a home last tuesday. the owner sent the link to us and if you recognize the guy or the car call the san jose police department. they are using shipping services that require a signature and o
treatment. paul chambers joins us live from high street in oakland. paul, you just got the answer on what caused this hazmat incident. paul? >> reporter: that's correct. it's been about two hours since everybody happened. there is a crew still out there. they are packing up right now. you ke see -- you can see from the chopper, within the last half-hour, the scene has been cleared. we a situation that had fire, paramedics, police on the scene evacuating the building. you can see a hazmat crew was sent out here to the scene and entered the building. the call came in around 10:00 a.m. after fire porkers say a -- workers say a worker found a puddle in the back of the floor. two workers complained of i irritation and coughing. crews worked to identify the mysterious substance while others were isolated. >> there was a small can of pepper spray that had discharged. after it discharges it becomes a liquid. >> reporter: now, two employees were treated and released here on the scene. there were customers inside. however, they were evacuated and didn't come in contact with the pepper spray. now, p
flores, will let us now how long it should last. >> good afternoon, tori. an hour and a half ago, the water from the pier here, and making it inaccessible. they are here bringing a lot more water to the bay and beaches. >> reporter: normally the entrance to pier 14 along the embarcadero would be lower. >> i have never seen anything proximate mating this. >> -- approximating this. >> it is amazing. >> reporter: the king tides are back. they say the yearly occurrence is caused by graphational pull by the sun and moon and will cause a rice in sea level with the bay and beaches. >> it will cause a difference. >> reporter: the king tides are expected to last until friday. they have taken notice. this was a picture taken late november and this is what it looks like today. joe was surprised to see it while walking the dogs. >> i am here every day and it is low. it is not this high except for when the storm came and sunny day like this. it doesn't look right. >> reporter: they are not associated with the climate change but they hope people will take pictures and show the effects of glob
school shootings in u.s. history the grieving community holds one of the first funeral services. two young victims laid to rest today. 6-year-old noah posner, loved learning how things work. his stin sister was in a different classroom and survived. and jack pinto, also six. a new york giants fan, funerals are planned throughout the week, as the investigation continues. >> we have begun processing the evidence. analyzing the evidence. as i stated yesterday, just to use an example, the weaponry, every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. >> reporter: police say the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza, had hundreds of rounds of ammunition. and enough to kill about every student in the school. before heading to sandy hook elementary school, he shot his mother four times in the head at their home. she was still in bed. >> they're continuing to interview witnesses. as i've stated previously and i cannot overstate, there are many, many witnesses that need to be interviewed. >> reporter: president obama attending a vigil in newtown last night, promising to use his power to prevent trag
told us. i'm mike mibach in for tori campbell. >>> begin with their developing news. vancouvers are at the scene of an industrial -- investigators are at the scene of an industrial accident that was reported this morning. this is benicia. a worker was welding an i-beam when it fell on him, crushing his legs and torso. we're told the victim is just 19, fellow employees had pulled the beam off the victim by the time the ambulance arrived. he was transported to john muir medical center in walnut creek. no word yet on his condition. >>> police are investigating two separate shootings on the same street in east oakland. that first one happened about 7:00 on the 9100 block of international boulevard. a woman was walking to the store when she was struck and kill wood you a stray bullet -- killed by a stray bullet. she died at the scene. so far, police they've not found the gunman. >>> another person was shot two and a half hours later, just five blocks away. one person was hurt. he managed to drive himself to a nearby police station. he's being treated at the hospital and is expected t
. >>> a push to use high tech to crack down on repeat dui offenders, you will hear what was announced this morning. >>> more ran arrives as well. you will hear how much at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> we tried increase in fines, we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders, but we need to do more to save lives. >> turning to high tech to crack down on repeat drunk driving offenders, that is one of the top stories this noontime. >>> good afternoon, i am tara moriarty, in today for tori campbell. >>> we begin today with a deadly morning in oakland, hours after the city announced a plan to make streets safer. >>> within a two hour timeframe this morning two people were shot and killed and a third person stabbed to death. ktvu's alex savage is live with more. >> reporter: after the homicides it is 530, 5 of them justified from carding to the department, still more than last year and so far no arrests have been made. >>> the coroner carries the body of a woman out of this apartment this morning, f
to a firehouse that was used as the staging area where parents could pick up the kids. they were relieved to find them alive and agonizing way for other parents. grief counselors are there. for students you can see that one child clinging to her mother and distraught and completely traumatized and some got a call and some got e-mails and some got texts from the school informing them of the emergency. a small community, word spread extremely quickly. once again, a little more on the shooter identified as 24- year-old ryan lanza with bulletproof vest and wearing all black clothes. and again, he is dead at this point. waiting for president obama to speak and when he does start speaking we will bring that to you, right now we want to head in the newsroom, rob roth and i understand you have seen new video. >> well, torrey, we have been going through the video all through the morning and it's -- a lot of it is heart-wrenching, imagine parents getting news of the shooting and not sure if there child was involved and race to the school and tremendous emotion and when the children are left out and the pai
-- who have to drive and deliver all day. >> it's killing us. it has to be done. customers have to get to our boxes and people have to have their christmas presents. >> it's kind of annoying but it's okay, you know. it's not the worst problem in the world. >> reporter: mike, it's so windy out here. i have to plant my feet so i don't blow over on the richmond/ran ralph fell bridge. the san mateo -- san rafael bridge. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> good afternoon. it's just messy out there. you saw from lorraine's report. you probably felt it this morning. hit the north bay earlier today. over the last couple of hours you can see the time lapse over the last few hours. it's moved through the central and south bay. at this time, it's actually tapered off a little bit as the first in a series of storms continues to march through the bay area. we've got some light rain over santa rosa and petaluma. in the last 12 hours, santa rosa has picked up about an inch and a half of rain. quite a bit of rainfalling over the north bay this morning. we have some steady rain along the east bay
. >> reporter: and many are expecting to use their gift cards today and they will have plenty of chances to do that. the mall has extended hours today here at valley fair. they will be open until ten tonight. ktvu. >> thank you. for a lot of people the gifts are now unwrapped and sorted. before going to the customer service counter you need to check that exchange poll civil wal-mart has one of the most for giving, taking almost all items for 90 days. the exception is electronics which you have 15 days to exchange. k-mart allows 28 days to exchange though it said many items aren't taken but the process is easier if the person who bought it included a gift receipt. >> they are harder to deal with without a receipt for sure. they want to give you a credit f you get something that's a lower price they won't give you the difference. >> and some people decide to avoid returns and exchanges all together. they say they take all the things in their not quite right pile and regift or donate it to a charity. >>> alameda police say a family christmas party turned violent leaving a woman with a stab wou
-raising front. alex savidge joins us to tell us about a major donation announced. >> reporter: a couple of hours ago pg&e and a local lawmaker pitched in money to rebuild the park. this part is fenced in because and arsonist destroyed it. after that act one community group stepped up and started fund-raising. the head of take back antioch accepted a check this morning from pg&e and then a surprise, two last minute donations and extra two grand from pg&e and from jim frazier, that put them over the top. it has all the money it needs to start construction on this playground. >> this means we can move forward and our community is going to be even more unified. it is even more driven to help take back our state. >> back in september the tot lot at city park in antioch was intentionally set on fire, destroying a special place for kids in this area and causing $250,000 in damage. insurance didn't cover everything so take back antioch started raising the rest of the money to rebuild the playground. >> to see that burned down, it is just sad, so i knew that we needed to turn that negative image into a p
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